SWR school board to vote on $7M energy performance contract

The Shoreham-Wading River school board is expected to vote on a nearly $7.03 million energy performance contract proposal at Tuesday night’s meeting.

In February, representatives from ECG Engineering of Smithtown, the district’s consultant, and Honeywell, a worldwide manufacturing company that recently won the project bid, gave presentations to the school board outlining the energy performance contract proposal.

Terence Guiry of Honeywell had said the cost of the project would be paid for through the district’s energy savings. In addition, he said, the state rewards schools for investments of this type with additional building aid.

In his presentation, Mr. Guiry proposed several actions, such as upgrading the district’s building management system and installing LED lighting, Wi-Fi programmable timers for air-conditioning units and solar panels.

Based on Shoreham’s 2012-13 utility bills, which came to about $1.2 million, Mr. Guiry guaranteed at February’s meeting a savings of $257,724 annually through his company’s energy performance contract.

If those the savings aren’t realized, Mr. Guiry said, Honeywell would be responsible for the shortfall.

Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the high school library.

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SWR School Board Agenda, Nov. 4 2014